Type of Section
Type of semantic content included in the section (for example, “materials”, “conclusions”).
Best Practice: This attribute is typically provided as part of conversion when the semantic information is explicit in the source documents. Although designed to accept any text as its value, for best practice, this attribute should be used only if the section is one of the types listed below and should otherwise be omitted. This is a way to provide information classing to structural sections, for searching and grouping purposes.
A section that contains content of more than one type should have the type IDs combined. (For example, “Materials and Methods” would be tagged “type="materials|methods"”.)
Used on Element: <sec>
|Text, numbers, or special characters||Names the main semantic type of section content, such as “conclusion”. This attribute is most useful when a list of values is maintained and articles are tagged accordingly.|
|Restriction||@sec-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.|
Recommended section type values are:
Results/Statement of Findings
... <sec sec-type="methods"> <title>Methods</title> <p>The primary question addressed was ...</p> </sec> ...